Lots of coverage of the CTU education vision proposal -- what do you think? -- along with contract negotiation news. Too bad the coverage all focuses on the pricetag ($700M) of the CTU proposal, and the rumored salary increase request (30 percent).
Chicago teachers asking for 30% raises over next 2 years Tribune: The Chicago Teachers Union is asking for raises amounting to 30 percent over the next two years, the opening salvo in heated contract negotiations with school officials who are implementing a longer school day across Chicago Public Schools next schools.
Chicago Teachers Union Proposals WTTW: The Chicago Teachers Union slams Chicago Public Schools administrators, and offer their own vision for the school system, including $700 million more in funding. Paris Schutz has the story.
Teachers union calls for $713 million in CPS improvements Sun Times:The Chicago Teachers Union issued a searing critique Thursday of Chicago school spending and policies, calling for $713 million in improvements — including full-day kindergarten and lowering class sizes from a maximum of 28 students to 20 for younger kids.
Chicago Teachers Union offers blueprint for better schools WBEZ: The teachers union wants lower class sizes in kindergarten through 3rd grades, from the current 28 students per class down to 20. That would require 1,700 more teachers.
CTU’s New Tack: Here’s How We’d Improve Schools CNC: Robert Bruno, director of the labor education program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said this is the first time the CTU has released a report of this kind during contract negotiations. The report was issued in a 44-page, colorfully illustrated glossy booklet.
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